Any high energy foods for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fraoch21, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one chick about 3 weeks old which, for some reason, is fading away. He was once the most curious and energetic chick but is now very thin and weak. I bought these chicks off someone who I will now never buy from again. Of the 10 chicks I bought, I only have 3 left after 2 weeks. Is there any high energy or energy boosting foods I can give the chick? I have been giving them boiled egg but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Or any foods that will help the chick put weight back on again?
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you but the chick died last night, When I checked on it before going to bed it was very weak and very cold although it wasn't shivering and it was near the heat lamp. I wrapped it up in a fluffy sock and put it under the heat lamp but it was dead when I got up this morning. Now another chick has suddenly taken a turn for the worse and is very weak. I don't know whats wrong, is this some sort of disease spreading through the chicks? If so, I disinfected the brooder and changed everything in it after the first couple died, so it must be spreading through contact?
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd start giving them Corid. Because it may be cocci.
    So sorry for your loss.[​IMG]
     
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  5. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, I don't have any myself so it might take a while to acquire some for them! I have been looking at symptoms and diseases on the net and the symptoms seem to match that of pullorum disease. I really hope its not so are there other diseases matching those symptoms or anyone who has had experience of this?
     
  6. Folly's place

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    The only way to get a diagnosis is to have post- mortem exams done, preferably by your area veterinary path lab. If your brooder and feed were correct, then discovering the problem is your best option; before you get more chicks, in case it's going to linger at your facility. So sorry, Mary
     
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I agree with treating for coccidiosis asap, you just might save the rest. It's just about the most common thing for chicks this age to come down with. I keep Corid (amprolium) on hand when raising chicks and treat immediately the minute I see a slow chick.
     
  8. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you everyone. I will get hold of some corid and treat themand if any more die I will have them tested, hoping its something fairly simple!
     

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